Cepola fritinnans

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Taxonavigation: Cepoloidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis/Superclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Euteleosteomorpha
Subcohors: Neoteleostei
Infracohors: Eurypterygia
Sectio: Ctenosquamata
Subsectio: Acanthomorphata
Divisio/Superordo: Acanthopterygii
Subdivisio: Percomorphaceae
Series: Eupercaria
Ordo: Priacanthiformes
Superfamilia: Cepoloidea

Familia: Cepolidae
Genus: Cepola
Species: †Cepola fritinnans

Name[edit]

Cepola fritinnans Schwarzhans, 2013

  • Holotype: SMF PO 91677, Otolith.
  • Paratypes: (3) SMF PO 91678-91680, otoliths.

Type locality and horizon: Gabon, Ewongue 4, 158 m, Mandorové FM, Miocene, Serravallian to Early Tortonian.

Etymology: Gerund form of fritinnire (Latin) (= chirp, tweet), referring to the small size of the species and its eye-catching intermediate morphology between the families Cepolidae and Owstoniidae.

References[edit]

  • Schwarzhans, W. 2013. Otoliths from the Miocene of West Africa, primarily from the Mandorové Formation of Gabon. Palaeo Ichthyologica 13: 151–184. PDF Reference page